Two interesting links flashing across TweetDeck, I see. (Thanks @CO2HOG and @noelsheppard.) First, a Redstate post about how New York's population of Russian Immigrants have taken to warning about Soviet apparitions surrounding the Democrat
overlords representatives that dominate New York politics.
The Russian immigrants seem to know the path the Democratic Party is leading the nation down far better than many Democrats, which is why it seems the GOP is a better fit for the Russians.
Of course, the danger of being exposed is not lost on their Marxist legislator, union-boss-turned-Democrat-politician, State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), who just seems to cringe at the thought of being exposed and being labeled either a Socialist or a Communist:
The piece didn't mention whether those Soviet refugees' chilling Deja vu extended beyond government and into the Fourth Estate, but then almost on cue that indefatigable information Pez dispenser, Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters alerted on New York Times columnist, Charles Blow's, latest Marxist rant:
It is against this backdrop that Republicans have decided to play chicken with the nation’s credit — insisting on spending cuts while steadfastly resisting tax increases.
This is part of the modern doctrine of a compassion-free conservatism that’s using the fog of the fiscal crisis to push a program of perverse wealth inequality as sound economic policy: The only way to jump-start the economy is to slash taxes on the wealthy and on companies; the only way to compensate for the deficits that those tax cuts exacerbate is to slash benefits to the poor and vulnerable. It would be comical if it weren’t so callous.
Excuse me? "Perverse wealth inequality?" I've never been to the Soviet Union, and I'm thoroughly creeped out. I can imagine that if I'd actually lived under Khrushchev and Brezhnev like those New York immigrants, I'd be having some serious heebie-jeebies about now.
Honestly, if it would advance his totalitarian dreams, I swear Blow would insist that the brake pedal makes cars drive faster, while the accelerator was designed by evil sadists to starve little children and should be studiously ignored.
It's been proven over and over. Tax cuts are the accelerator — for everyone. Wealth confiscation is the brake, as I'm sure those New York alumni of 70 some-odd Soviet "crop failures" will bear witness.Tax cuts increase revenues. Tax cuts goose the economy. Tax cuts lead to prosperity. But, unfortunately for Blow and his ideological brothers and sisters in the Democratic Party, tax cuts ignite self determination, industry, and independence from mommy government. So they fight tax cuts by any underhanded means at their disposal.
It's no coincidence that Blow has been one of the Left's foremost smear merchants against the low tax, fiscally sane Tea Party movement.
Anyway, a review of tax cut statistics is always a good idea, if only to battle the pervasive ignorance that ideologically-driven Pied Pipers like Blow need for their demagogic traps. So here goes:
The Reagan tax cuts lifted the debilitated Carter economy and began…
"…sixty straight months of economic growth, the longest uninterrupted period of expansion since the government began keeping such statistics in 1854. Nearly fifteen million new jobs were created — a total of eighteen million by the time Reagan left office. Just under $20 trillion worth of goods and services, measured in actual dollars, were produced from 1982 to 1987. To give some notion of how much that is, by the end of 1987 America was producing about seven and a one-half times more every year than it produced in John Kennedy’s last year as president.[viii]"
"During the Bush years, despite the 2000 Recession, the attacks on 9-11, the stock market scandals, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush Administration was able to reduce the budget deficit from 412 billion dollars in 2004 to 162 billion dollars in 2007, a sixty percent drop. In 2004 the federal budget deficit was 412 billion dollars. In 2005 it dropped to 318 billion dollars. In 2006 the deficit dipped to 248 billion dollars. And, in 2007 it fell below 200 billion to 162 billion dollars. During the Bush years the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, the economy saw the strongest productivity growth in four decades and there was robust GDP growth. This was due to the Bush tax cuts." — Gateway Pundit
Just before leaving for the Philippines, I had my nails done by a Vietnamese immigrant. As we discussed my destination and his native Vietnam, I was struck by his frequent references to the U.S. and use of the word "freedom." As my nails dried, I noticed a prominent American flag on the wall, and I was touched by the display of patriotism and pride in that tiny, heavily accented, industrious proud American couple. All I can say is thank God for them and thank God for New York's Russian community, and for all patriotic immigrants who have escaped totalitarian systems and are willing to ring the alarm over the sleeping heads of their adopted compatriots.